Resources for Computer-Assisted Language Learning


Free Technology Tools Online Courses, Communities, and Materials For Teachers For Students CALL Resources Pronunciation Links Apps

Free Technology Tools

Audacity: software for recording and editing sounds http://audacity.sourceforge.net
VLC Media Player: plays many multimedia formats http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Google Docs: Create and share your work online (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation) http://documents.google.com
LIveCode a rapid application development tool http://livecode.com/
Wordle:

“a toy for creating word clouds”

http://www.wordle.net/

Free Tech Tools for ESL Educators: a longer list of free tools http://edvista.com/claire/pres/free-esl/index.html

Online Courses, Communities, and Materials

E-Teacher Scholarship Program: Online courses for which EFL teachers may receive scholarships http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/e-teacher-scholarship-program/details
Shaping the Way We Teach English: Online community of English teachers http://shapingenglish.ning.com/
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS INDIA - RELO Connect Regional English Language Office in India https://www.facebook.com/groups/184818291649549/
Electronic Village Online: Free 5-week courses that are offered by TESOL CALL Interest Section each January and February http://evosessions.pbworks.com
Learning2gether: Online community of English teachers who meet weekly to teach one another http://learning2gether.pbworks.com
MOOCs: Massive open online courses https://www.coursera.org/
Kahn Academy: Over 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and biology. 

 http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard

iTunes U:

Choose from multiple topics and take a course or listen to a lecture from top universities across the U.S.

 http://www.apple.com/in/itunes/download/

Ted Talks: engaging, entertaining, inspiring talks to stir your curiosity. Browse by subject, length, or rating. Choose from over 700 talks. Captions can be added in English to aide comprehension if desired.

http://www.ted.com/talks

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, including RSA Animate: Using speed-frame technology, viewers listen to a short lecture, and the animators animate the ideas as they speak They provide scaffolding for the nonnative speaker to gain access to complex, interesting ideas of the day.

http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate

Coursera massive open online courses (MOOCs) http://www.coursera.org
Film English: This site promotes the innovate and creative use of English Language teaching and learning through the use of video.  All the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English.   http://film-english.com

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For Teachers

American English: A Website for Teachers and Learners of English as a Foreign Language Abroad http://americanenglish.state.gov/
American English Facebook page: "American English at State is a Facebook page that provides English language learning materials for both learners and teachers." https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishatState/
English Teaching Forum: A quarterly journal for professionals teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language, published by the Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs http://americanenglish.state.gov/english-teaching-forum
Hot Potatoes Information about Hot Potatoes, tools for creating interactive exercises http://edvista.com/claire/hotpot/
Dave's ESL Café: comprehensive site with discussion boards, jobs, activities for students http://www.eslcafe.com/
Discovery Education Puzzlemaker: Make word searches, crossword puzzles, etc using your own word lists http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/?CFID=3224607&CFTOKEN=23131798
Graphic Organizers: over 20 free graphic organizer templates

http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

eltpics: Free database of photos for English instruction by category

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/sets

Glogster:

Creates online media posters.  You can embed your own videos, images, and sounds.

http://www.glogster.com

Photo Peach: Free website to create easy slideshows with captions and comments

http://photopeach.com/about

Voicethread 4 Education:

Interactive tool for having conversations around media, either photos,illustrations, and video, or a combination of all 3

http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com

Instant Poetry Forms: over 40 forms with easy-to-use templates

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

ReadWriteThink classroom resources; sponsored by IRA and NCTE http://www.readwritethink.org/
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: pairs American culture, literature and history around music. The "lesson plans" tab is an excellent start to increase motivation, interest, and reach different modalities. http://www.rockhall.com/education/resources/
Teaching Channel: promotes professional development for teachers via video https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/welcome-to-teaching-channel
UVic's Language Teaching Clipart Library: 3000 images designed for language instruction http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/clipart/
Visuwords: online Graphical Dictionary

http://www.visuwords.com/fullscreen/

Wikimedia Commons: database of freely usable media files http://commons.wikimedia.org
Word Processing-based Activities
for a Language Class

Suggestions for communicative uses of word processing

http://edvista.com/claire/wp.html

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For Students

American English: A Website for Teachers and Learners of English as a Foreign Language Abroad http://americanenglish.state.gov/
Self-study quizzes: low-tech exercises http://a4esl.org/q/h/
Interesting things for ESL/ESL Students: various activities for language practice http://www.manythings.org/
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: listening activities and quizzes http://www.esl-lab.com/
English as a Second Language Writing Online Workshop: website designed to guide non-native speakers of English through each stage of the pre-writing, while-writing, and post-writing processes http://esl-wow.org/
Rewordify: website that simplifies text http://www.rewordify.com
ESL Quizzes: Self Study: dozens of quizzes for ESL students http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Quizzes/Self_Study/
English Access Microscholarship Program a public group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/403625476456620/
Dave's ESL Caffe "the Internet's meeting place for ESL + EFL teachers and students from around the world" http://www.eslcafe.com/
Voice of America website for international news http://www.voanews.com/
Activities for ESL Students: quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language http://a4esl.org/

CALL

General information about CALL: links to organizations, journals, websites http://edvista.com/claire/call.html
An Invitation to CALL: Phil Hubbard's course on CALL http://www.stanford.edu/~efs/callcourse2/
ICT for Language Teachers comprehensive online course on CALL http://www.ict4lt.org/

Pronunciation Links

shiporsheep.com English language pronunciation practice with minimal pairs http://shiporsheep.com
MInimal pairs, homographs, and homophones comprehensive listing of minimal pairs in English RP http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wordscape/wordlist/index.html
Games list of games and classroom activities http://edition.tefl.net/category/ideas/games/page/3/

Apps

American English Mobile App Improve your English: read e-books for learners, listen to audiobooks, explore American songs, and play a language game. works with Android operating system and uses very little data http://m.binu.com/ae/
15 Great Free Android Apps for English Language Learners list of useful apps http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/15-great-free-android-apps-for-english.html
ESL Apps: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android another list of apps http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/esl-apps-15-english-language-learning-apps-for-iphone-and-android/
The 9 Best Mobile Apps for Your ESL Students another list of apps http://busyteacher.org/12155-9-best-mobile-apps-for-esl-students.html
5 Great Apps for Learning English and more... http://www.simpleenglishnews.com/archives/stories/5-great-apps-for-learning-english-5314463
 
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